Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What and Why (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


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Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.  This month, the prompts are being provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton, with some pictures by her friend Bill, and are posted by Elephant's Child.        
               

This week we have a phrase:

  1. Back to the drawing board


And/or

Another of Bill's photos.


  



Yes, it's a long road.  It always feels longer when the product didn't go over so well.

There's a stark beauty out here that just becomes hot and sere and treacherous when we are heading back to home base to start over instead of to start production.

Today, it's back to the drawing board.


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Today is:

Anguilla Day -- Anguilla

Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

BookExpo America -- Jacob K Javits COnvention Center, NYC, NY, US (publishers display fall titles; through Friday)

Dia de Canarias -- CN, Spain (Canary Island Day)

Dia de las Madres -- Nicaragua(Mother's Day)

Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)

Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc (Patron of captives, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES; France)

Heirloom Seed Day -- While i can't find the history of this one, it's a good one to celebrate, we need to raise awareness of and preserve heirloom seeds

Indian Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago (anniversary of the 1845 arrival of the first Indian laborers to Trinidad)

Lod Massacre Remembrance Day -- Puerto Rico

Loomis Day -- because if we are going to honor Marconi, we should also honor the Washington, D.C., dentist Mahlon Loomis, who patented a wireless telegraphy system before Marconi was even born

My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day -- this one may be listed on another day as well, since no two sites agree; mercy, just go get a new one already! or go get out your Hank Williams records

National Mint Julep Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day -- US (don't let age get in the way of staying healthy!)  

Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival -- Sedalia, MO, US (with a variety of free and paid venues, it's a good time for all; through Saturday)

St. Walstan of Bawburgh's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, farmers and farm workers, field hands, husbandmen)

This Day -- Fairy Calendar

Water a Flower Day -- no sponsor or reason given for this day, except that the spring rains are slowing and you don't want your garden to wilt



Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII marries Jane Seymore, 1536


Birthdays Today:

Blake Bashoff, 1981
Trey Parker, 1972
Wynonna Judd, 1964
Tom Morello, 1964
Ted McGinley, 1958
Colm Meaney, 1953
Stephen Tobolowsky, 1951
Meredith MacRae, 1945
Gale Eugene Sayers, 1943
Michael J. Pollard, 1939
Keir Dullea, 1936
Clint Walker, 1927
Benny Goodman, 1909
Mel Blanc, 1908
Countee Cullen, 1903
Peter Carl Fabergé, 1846
Czar Peter the Great, 1672


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Paperback Writer"(Single release), 1966
"War Requiem"(Britten Op. 66), 1962
"Odisséia de uma raça / Odyssey of a Race"(Villa-Lobos Symphonic poem), 1954
"Prodana nevesta / The Bartered Bride"(Opera), 1866


Today in History:

Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem; the Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall, 70
19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal, 1431
In Florida, Hernando de Soto  lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold, 1539
Publication of La Gazette, the first French newspaper, 1631
The Pennsylvania Evening Post become the first daily paper in the US, 1783&
John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria, 1842
Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London, 1859
Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time, 1868
New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public, 1879
The Treaty of London, 1913, ends the First Balkan War and Albania becomes an independent nation, 1913
In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty, 1925
A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes, 1948
The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened, 1959
launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body, 1966
At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row, 1967
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators, 1989
272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, 2002
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power within 12 years, 2011
Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré is convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 2016

12 comments:

  1. Succinct and beautifully simple!!

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  2. Mimi,

    The photograph is stark but beautiful. I would love to see the landscape out west because of the contrast from the east. I have marigold seeds that belonged to my late MIL. I can't swear to it but she may have gotten the marigold originally from her mother. I haven't planted any in years. I really ought to do it but I can't seem to catch a break with the rain. She loved marigolds because they stayed bloom far longer than her other flowers. I can't believe it's nearing the end of the month so soon. Have a good week, my friend!

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  3. Lovely photo and so much interesting info on this post

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  4. I wonder how many times have we said, " Back to the drawing board " in our life. I wonder how many people have said that phrase in their lives? I wonder? Have a great day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  5. Short but sweet use of the prompts today. Mine was pretty short today, too.

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  6. Love the dog signs. Too cute.

    You always do the word prompts so very well.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  7. Labs are dog magicians, they enter a room and make everyone smile.

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  8. Well done! I always think the trip home goes faster because you recognize the scenery along the way.

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  9. Love the sense of humor of the folks at the Pet Plaza.

    The photo, although beautiful, is 180 degrees from what I'm used to seeing in Florida.

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  10. 'Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)'

    Just had my DNA test done and am getting into my Nordic 'roots'.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    - Lisa

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